This booklet was my first introduction to spoon carving.
I was inspired to make the one on the book after seeing Barn's last blog. OK I know it looks nothing like his but they both have the same sort of lineage. Probably the handle's too fat where it meets the bowl. I think it's a good design to teach as a first spoon as there aren't too many changes of grain direction to deal with - the thing most people come unstuck on when starting to carve spoons.
I'm not mad keen on straight lines in spoons and prefer the design I've been refining for a while now...
The first Lubeck style I made (which seems a bit uptight, handle too long) with a couple of my design in Cherry and Yew. Interestingly the bowl on mine is an inversion of the medieval style spoon. I think of this shape as 'avocado stone' - plectrum shape is also a favourite.